Friday, 30 September 2011

The Enormous Crocodile

Charlie had a Roald Dahl day at school and he was to go in as his favourite Roald Dahl character.  He chose the Enormous Crocodile.

Whilst this may not be an amazing costume it took me two nights to make the head so it is worthy of a mention.  I am particularly impressed that Harry decided to make a body (which didn't turn out to be very usable), as well as hands and feet that worked really well.   Excellent work Harry.

This was taken a couple of weeks ago but again it is a costume totally made by Harry for Charlie.  They spent most of the morning cutting and sticking.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Gone Fishing - Bibury Trout Farm

Gone Fishing

For some reason Harry wanted to go fishing.  We looked around to see how we could arrange it and I was recommended Bibury Trout Farmso we took the boys.
I have to admit as a introduction to fishing it was great albeit quite expensive.  I don't really know if comparably it was an expensive day as it included the cost of our supper, but overall I felt it was worth it.
Harry realised fishing was not quite as much fun as he had thought.   Pops excelled himself in gutting the fish, using a Priest, he did actually catch most of the fish as well.  Yes the boys did watch the killing and gutting of the fish - well Harry mostly.  We think it is important not to hide away some parts of activities if you have embraced taking part.

We caught five pretty big trout for our tea with line and hook.  None of the family are fishermen.
If you have never been here are some reasons to go:
Experience fishing without having to worry about the kit or catching fish or any skills!
The fish swim around a small river and if you are desperate they are close enough to scoop out with the net!
When the children decide it is boring there are other fish to watch and a play area.
Also, you can catch and BBQ at the farm.
The staff were very helpful

This was not aimed as a piece of publicity and we were not paid for it.  I simply like giving a write up of something the boys enjoyed and something which may interest others.

Friday, 23 September 2011

The Family

I know we don't post very often, but that is mainly because we will pretty hectic lives.

There are a number of priorities and updating blogs, twitter and putting up YouTube clips come pretty far down on the list.  So if you are coming back to this blog every now and then, thanks.

We don't often get photos of the family it is lovely when we do

Just after this photo was taken we went to a maize maze.  I do plan to make a Youtube video out of it as I tried to video the experience. It was quite funny as we were the only people in the maze and Harry decided he was going to lead.

Harry and Charlie's new house

Harry and Charlie's new house

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No not really, just a National Trust visit.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Charlie Bit Me T-Shirts

We have never made much of merchandising but did make some T-Shirts available on Zazzle a while back which proved quite popular.  Hope you enjoy them if you got one.  We have also never worn any shirts in public to draw attention to ourselves.  However, when we sorted out a logo for the boys a couple of months back we decided to treat ourselves, and may wear them in future videos.

We chose the main YouTube page logo.  However we also plan to use the other images ongoing, for example we have already started up askUS


Harry, Jasper and Charlie

There is a link on the right of the blog if you are interested.  We don't stock or supply these shirts.  They are made to order with Zazzle who we chose as they seem to have the best postage policy around the world.